Glastonwick festival celebrates 25th anniversary

Posted On 07 Mar 2020 at 12:26 pm

Attila The Stockbroker in action at Glastonwick (pic Nick Linazasoro)

Sussex’s premier music, beer, poetry and more beer festival Glastonwick will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this June.

This year’s event will once again be held within the rolling Sussex downland countryside at Church Farm, Coombes, West Sussex, BN15 0RS. The three day festival will take place from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th June 2020.

On offer will be no less than 75+ cask-conditioned beers, cider, perry, food… and three days of entertainment from about 35 bands, musicians and poets, all performing their own original material. For the first time this year, there will also be a second stage for the acoustic acts, which is to take place in the Cider Barn. The main acts will as usual be performing in the large barn adjacent. This just goes to show how successful the event has become!

The Glastonwick site is a mere 10 miles west of Brighton & Hove and is literally up from the main traffic lights north of Shoreham Airport. You will be pleased to learn that there are camping options available on site.

The Glastonwick Festival organisers it seems are catering for everyone, as they have once again organised free shuttle buses from and to Shoreham to the venue, with a daily journey to and from Brighton. Obviously these will be on a first come first served basis. You can find out more about this at www.glastonwick.com or simply enquire when purchasing your tickets from your selected distributor. These are listed at the foot of this article.

Free shuttle bus service to Glastonwick (pic Nick Linazasoro)

Here’s the 25th anniversary lineup:

FRIDAY 5th June 6pm – midnight
THE MEN THEY COULDN’T HANG – NEWTOWN NEUROTICS – HOBO JONES & THE JUNKYARD DOGS – MUDDY SUMMERS & THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES – ASBO DEREK.

SATURDAY 6th June noon – midnight
THE HOT RODS in memory of Barrie Masters – NIGEL CLARK (DODGY) with Mark Hogan – BLYTH POWER – EAST TOWN PIRATES – ALCOHOL LICKS – CHARRED HEARTS – EASTFIELD – HEADSTICKS – STEVE WHITE & THE PROTEST FAMILY – JESS SILK – COMBAT SHOCK.

SUNDAY 7th June noon – 6pm
A PERENNIAL GLASTONWICK LEGEND – CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES – BARNSTORMER 1649 – WOB – TV SMITH – VERBAL WARNING.

ACOUSTIC STAGE
THE ANTIPOET – TRACEY CURTIS – THE DEVIL’S PREFECTS – DAVEY MALONE – JANINE BOOTH – LAURA TAYLOR – DOCTOR BONGO – DARREN POYZER – POG –  BATSFEET – LAURA WARD & THE RISEN ROAD – ROBB JOHNSON – JAMES BAR BOWEN – KARL KXB.

Plenty of room for camping on site (pic Nick Linazasoro) (click on pic to enlarge!)

Ticket options:

  • Weekend tickets: £75 with camping (Fri /Sat) £60 without camping.
  • Individual tickets: Friday £20, Saturday £30, Sunday £10.
  • Onsite camping available Friday and Saturday (£7.50 per night).
  • Sunday camping tickets at £7.50 will be available from the farm during the weekend for those who wish to stay over Sunday night.
  • Weekend tickets ONLY (with camping at £75, without camping at £60)
    Individual day tickets, plus the appropriate camping ticket for the day concerned if required.

Ticket details:

  • Online only from the Ropetackle Arts Centre.
  • For the first time, this year your EMAIL CONFIRMATION for an online ticket purchase will be your entrance ticket. Please bring it and the card you purchased with. NO physical tickets will be sent out for online purchases.
  • Physical tickets will still be available to purchase in person from The Duke Of Wellington, 368 Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6RE (Tel: 01273 389818), The Southwick Beer Engine, 2 Southwick Square, Southwick, BN42 4FJ (Tel: 01273 945694), The Evening Star, 55-56 Surrey Street, Brighton, BN1 3PB (Tel: 01273 328931) Anchored in Worthing, 27 West Buildings, Worthing, BN11 3BS (Tel: 01903 529100).
  • For tickets by post, and for further details on the full music line-up, free shuttle buses etc. please visit: www.glastonwick.com.
  • Weekend tickets now on sale HERE.

The Brighton & Hove News attended all three days last year and was taken aback as to how friendly and relaxed this event actually is. There was no nastiness or modern day pressures – just sunshine, music, liquid refreshment and pleasing company. Read our report HERE.

Glastonwick 2020 flyer

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